Stimulate cultural creation and the development of scientific spirit and reflective thinking;
Train graduates in different areas of knowledge, able to enter professional sectors and participate in the development of Brazilian society, and collaborate in their continuous training;
Encourage research and scientific investigation, aiming at the development of science and technology and the creation and dissemination of culture, and, thus, develop the understanding of man and the environment in which he lives;
Promote the dissemination of cultural, scientific, and technical knowledge that constitute the heritage of humanity and communicate knowledge through teaching, publication, or other forms of communication;
Arouse the permanent desire for cultural and professional improvement and enable the corresponding implementation, integrating the knowledge that is being acquired in an intellectual structure systematizing the knowledge of each generation;
Stimulate knowledge of the problems of the present world, in particular national and regional ones, provide specialized services to the community and establish a relationship of reciprocity with it; and
Promote the extension, open to the participation of the population, aiming at the dissemination of the achievements and benefits resulting from cultural creation and scientific and technological research generated at the institution.